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Marks: The point values assigned by the judges following a performance, awarded on a scale of 0.0 through 6.0.

Mazurka: A split half jump in which the legs are crossed in the air in the opposite direction of a normal split.

Measure: A group of beats, the first of which is usually accented or is the major beat.

Median mark: The middle mark of the judges marks. Determined by placing the judges mark in numeric order and selecting the mark in the middle; e.g. the fifth of the the nine marks for a nine judge panel.

Melody: A pleasing succession of rhythmically organized sounds.

Meter: The number of major and minor beats in a measure of music.

Mirror Skating: The act of two or more skaters moving in such a way that the motions of the skaters are mirror images of each other.

Mohawk: A turn from forward to backward, or backward to forward, from one foot to the other in which the curve of the exit edge continues the curve of the entry edge. The change of edge is from outside edge to outside edge or from inside edge to inside edge.

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